10 Lichen Planus Symptoms

By sarah-jane
Reviewed: dr. vanta
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Scaly Skin

Scaly skin can be a sign of lichen planus. The skin may harden and become thick and scaly if a rash repeatedly appears on the same part of the body. It typically takes time for scaly patches of skin to appear, after a person has had lichen planus for a while.

Rough scaly skin is commonly experienced on the ankles or shins, although it can occur anywhere around a person's body. Rarely, blisters may form too.

Lichen Planus

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